November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 52
 

52

After Thomas Gibson (English, 1680-1751)
Portrait of Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724)

Inscribed, "Henry Sacheverell, DD./ Orthodox aurat/ Nofeitur ille tamen: Ecclesia Inimicos diffinix et Diffulminavit," l.r. and l.l., oil on canvas, framed.

29 in. x 24 in. (sight)

Provenance

Property of a Florida gentleman, formerly of Glen Cree, Kennebunkport, Maine
The consignor's colonial style home, Glen Cree, was featured in the magazine Colonial Homes, November-December 1985, and much of the collection was photographed.

Sold for $315
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

Inscribed, "Henry Sacheverell, DD./ Orthodox aurat/ Nofeitur ille tamen: Ecclesia Inimicos diffinix et Diffulminavit," l.r. and l.l., oil on canvas, framed.

Provenance

Property of a Florida gentleman, formerly of Glen Cree, Kennebunkport, Maine
The consignor's colonial style home, Glen Cree, was featured in the magazine Colonial Homes, November-December 1985, and much of the collection was photographed.

Note

Henry Sacheverell was a celebrated preacher in the High Church of England. He is known most for a controversial sermon he presented in 1709 titled The Perils of False Brethren, which was viewed as directly opposing the Whigs. Although Sacheverell went on trial for the sermon, and ultimately was punished, he became a martyr among his fellow clergymen and the general public.

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